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Thinking Beyond Project Completion: Analytics, Online Course Guides, and Quality Assurance -- Campus Technology

Thinking Beyond Project Completion: Analytics, Online Course Guides, and Quality Assurance -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Using quality assurance metrics to sustain the American Public University System’s online course guides project.
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Analytics: Changing the Conversation (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Analytics: Changing the Conversation (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We live in an information culture. We are accustomed to having information instantly available and accessible, along with feedback and recommendations. We want to know what people think and like (or dislike). We want to know how we compare with "others like me." Just as analytics powers Amazon.com, Netflix, TheRestaurantFinder.com, and Yelp, it can support tools for student empowerment.

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Learning Analytics and Knowledge | Canvas Network

Learning Analytics and Knowledge | Canvas Network | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"This course will provide a generally non-technical introduction to learning analytics and how they are being deployed in various contexts in the education field. Additionally, the tools and methods, ethics and privacy, and systemic impact of analytics will be explored, presenting a broad overview of the current state and possible future directions of the field.

 

Capturing and analyzing data has changed how decisions are made and resources are allocated in the fields of business, journalism, government, military, and intelligence. Through better use of data, leaders are able to plan and enact strategies with greater clarity and confidence. Data is a value point that drives increased organizational efficiency and a competitive advantage. Analytics provide new insight and actionable intelligence. Companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Amazon are investing heavily in technologies and techniques to help individuals and organizations make sense of and unlock the value within big data..."


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Learning Analytics: The Next Generation Initiative in Student Assessment

Learning Analytics: The Next Generation Initiative in Student Assessment | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is probably no segment of activity in the education world attracting as much attention at present as that of knowledge management in terms of learning analytics. Learning analytics as defined...
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2012 Sensemaking Analytics by George Siemens

Presentation to EDUCAUSE online session on learning analytics...and Sensemaking...


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Learning Analytics - An Overview of a Research Community

An overview of learning analytics as of autumn 2012. Presentation to an internal OU audience (the Student Statistics and Surveys Team).
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Self-presence in Second Life: How having a slim alter-ego online could help you lose weight

Self-presence in Second Life: How having a slim alter-ego online could help you lose weight | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Fans of virtual reality games are often stereotyped as geeky introverts.

 

But scientists say having an electronic doppelganger could actually improve a person’s health and appearance.

 

Harnessing the power of the virtual world could even lead to new forms of obesity treatment, according to the team from the University of Missouri.

 

In a recent study they found that people who most strongly identified with their online persona, or avatar, the more it could influence their behaviour in real life.

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I wander what would be the impact if the person had created their alter-ego can’t change themselves to it? They have successfully experimented with their new self, like it, like it very much even, but then unable to change themselves into that. Could this impose a greater risk?
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IT Infrastructure to Support Analytics: Laying the Groundwork for Institutional Analytics | EDUCAUSE.edu

IT Infrastructure to Support Analytics: Laying the Groundwork for Institutional Analytics | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Analytics has become a hot topic in the educational community, and several key questions must be addressed concerning the infrastructure of an analytics program. These issues include the systems and tools used for analytics, data sources and models, and governance structures. This research bulletin broadly addresses these functions and related activities of the IT department that are important to providing analytics infrastructure.

 

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Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and Education

Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and Education | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online...

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Infographic: Learning Analytics 101

Infographic: Learning Analytics 101 | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learning Analytics can leverage education data and have a true impact on student’s educational experience.

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Analytics must be centre stage

Analytics must be centre stage | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Analytics experts can make crucial business decisions at record speed, and without the need for senior management help.
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2012 ECAR Study of Analytics in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu

2012 ECAR Study of Analytics in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Analytics in Higher Education: Benefits, Barriers, Progress, and Recommendations

 

The objectives of this research were to assess the current state of analytics in higher education, outline the challenges and barriers to using analytics, and develop a maturity index to provide a common means of assessing progress in analytics.

 

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- Complete report

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- Slide presentation

- Data Tables

- Survey Instrument

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Classroom Community and Student Engagement in Online Courses | JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

Classroom Community and Student Engagement in Online Courses | JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching...

 

The purpose of this study was to examine correlates of both online classroom community and student engagement in online learning, as well as to compare community and engagement across disciplines in higher education. Participants (n=1,410) in online courses across five colleges and in both graduate and undergraduate courses were asked to complete an online survey. The survey consisted of 23 items measuring community and engagement as well as an additional six demographic items. Factor analysis yielded the following three factors accounting for approximately 58% of the total variance: classroom community with instructors (eight items), classroom community with classmates (eight items), and engagement in learning (seven items).

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How Can Data Mining & Analytics Enhance Education?

How Can Data Mining & Analytics Enhance Education? | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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"No More Excuses": Michael M. Crow on Analytics (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

"No More Excuses": Michael M. Crow on Analytics (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

If you are instead trying to educate a broader spectrum of the population, including elite students, and you aren't using analytics, you won't know what's going on.

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Education Data and Learning Analytics

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Education Data and Learning Analytics | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Part 7 of my Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012 series

I chose “data” as one of the top trends of 2011, and the opening line of that article reads “If data was an important trend for 2011, I predict it will be even more so in 2012.” Indeed. There’s a great deal that happened in 2012 that’s a continuation of what we saw last year — enough that I could probably just copy-and-paste from the article I wrote back then:
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Opening Up Learning Analytics for the Community College -- Campus Technology

Opening Up Learning Analytics for the Community College -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Open Academic Analytics Initiative, an NGLC grant recipient, is seeking to engender an ecosystem for learning analytics based on open source technologies.
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Time To Focus on Helping People Use Education Data -- Campus Technology

Time To Focus on Helping People Use Education Data -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Although states are doing a masterful job of accumulating data and integrating data sources to support education improvement, according to a new report, the next part of the job may be their toughest yet: teaching people how to use the data.
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Understanding the Limits of Altmetrics: Slideshare Statistics

Understanding the Limits of Altmetrics: Slideshare Statistics | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
About AltMetrics Cricketers like statistics, as we know from the long-standing popularity of Wisden, the cricketing almanack which was first published in 1854. Researchers have similar interests wi...
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Now E-Textbooks Can Report Back on Students' Reading Habits - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Now E-Textbooks Can Report Back on Students' Reading Habits - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Denver — Data mining is creeping into every aspect of student life—classrooms, advising, socializing. Now it’s hitting textbooks, too.

 

CourseSmart, which sells digital versions of textbooks by big publishers, announced on Wednesday a new tool to help professors and others measure students’ engagement with electronic course materials.

 

When students use print textbooks, professors can’t track their reading. But as learning shifts online, everything students do in digital spaces can be monitored, including the intimate details of their reading habits.

 

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(Re)Searching for Online Learning 2.0 Growth … Are MOOCs The Only Hope? | WiredAcademic

(Re)Searching for Online Learning 2.0 Growth … Are MOOCs The Only Hope? | WiredAcademic | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
So where will online growth come from? A report last week from Moody’s indicated that massive open online courses (MOOCs) represent a “pivotal development” in higher education and could revolutionize the industry.

 

A ton of educational innovations are coming down the pike as a result of big data, which effectively turns “learning” – heretofore somewhat ineffable – into a living, breathing body that can be monitored: closer to medicine than education has ever been.

 

It is for this reason – the “massive” element – that MOOCs may prove to be important. With mass comes big data. And with big data comes better product and engagement of traditional age students. But massive courses aren’t the only path to big data. Smaller courses with much higher completion rates could prove to be a better source of data.

 

Regardless, in the coming years education research will allow us to check the two hard boxes: product and engagement of traditional age students. Real growth for online education – what we call Online Education 2.0 – will come when we’re firing on all four cylinders, not just two.

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Learning Analytics: Leveraging Education Data [Infographic] - AvatarGeneration

Learning Analytics: Leveraging Education Data [Infographic] - AvatarGeneration | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Very nice Infographic from OpenColleges about learning analytics. “When you hear “analytic,” you might think of...

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Infographic: Learning Analytics 101, How Data Could Change Everything | WiredAcademic

Infographic: Learning Analytics 101, How Data Could Change Everything | WiredAcademic | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Data in the classroom is not new, it's just that new tools and software have begun to harness all the information and digest it. Here's a primary on what's next.
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What a Tech Start-Up's Data Say About What Works in Classroom Forums - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What a Tech Start-Up's Data Say About What Works in Classroom Forums - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There’s big talk these days about “big data” in education—looking for patterns of behavior as students click through online classrooms and using the insights to improve instruction. One start-up company that manages online discussion forums for thousands of courses recently performed its first major analysis of behavioral trends among students, and found what its leaders say amounts to advice for instructors.

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The Fight for the Future of Influencer Analytics

The Fight for the Future of Influencer Analytics | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Klout and Kred use single score influence metrics that are comprised by many data points. A new crop of software provides channel-specific scores-Which is best?
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